Digital Storytelling!

Digital storytelling… Real life stories that ordinary people create using digital tools. It is a unique and fun way to explain the information that you are trying to get across to your students. It is a FUN way to get your students interested in “said” subject/assignment. And having your students design their own ds 106 helps them to better understand as well…

The way that I understood it was to give your students an assignment, like say “forensics” and then they create a short 10-12 minute story (kind of like a short movie” that explains forensics or whatever subject you choose. Here are some things that you will be learning about while creating your ds 106…

  • Develop skills in using technology as a tool for networking, sharing, narrating, and creating self-expressions.
  • Frame a digital identity wherein you become both a practitioner in and interrogator of various new modes of networking.
  • Critically examine the digital landscape of communication technologies as emergent narrative forms and genres. (

You or your students will experiment in framing a narrative in telling your own story by audio, visual, writing, drawing and photography. Digital storytelling sounds so fun and adventurous, but VERY time consuming. Some advise given by students would be… (don’t hold back, be as creative as you can, time management, be adventurous, have fun, think about the whole process, you will also learn a lot of new technology and how much it can do, and last but on least, which is my favorite saying in learning about ds106 is… BE IN DS106 TO DO DS106!!


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